What will be graded?
- Assignments that focus on essential learning will be graded.
How will assignments be graded?
- Students will be provided multiple opportunities to show mastery of the essential learning (i.e., quizzes, bell ringers, tests, projects, and papers).
- Students will show mastery through summative assessments at the end of each unit.
- Teachers will continue to follow the current reassessment practices for choice and recovery re-tests.
- CORE CLASSES: Formative assessments will count as 30% of the final grade, and summative assessments will count as 70% of the final grade each quarter.
- CONNECTIONS CLASSES: As an IB MYP candidate school, we use proficiency-based scoring in our Design, Arts, PE/Health, and World Language classes. The student’s proficiency rating is not a percentage grade or an average of grades. The rating represents the level of proficiency the student currently demonstrates on the course objectives.
- No zeros will be issued on formative assessments. Rather students will receive a 45 as the minimum grade on formative assessments and receive feedback on their formative work.
What will students and parents see in PowerSchool?
- Parents and students will typically see a numerical grade for each assignment.
- For some assignments, they may see the following symbols:
Collected: This means the student has submitted the assignment. This serves as a record-keeping feature.
Exempt: This means the student is not required to submit this assignment.
Incomplete: This means the student is missing part of the assignment. (Teacher will follow up with the student with support on completing the assignment.)
Missing assignment: This means the student has not submitted this assignment at all.
When will students and parents see grades in PowerSchool?
- For most assignments, teachers will post grades within two school days of collecting an assignment. There will be exceptions for lengthy assignments and projects. If you have a question about a particular assignment, students and parents should email the teacher.